What are the best alternative rules/maps?

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What are the best alternative rules/maps?

Postby MaxwellMiky » 06 May 2021, 14:41

I'd like to run a game with some friends- we have seven players, and a couple more who can hop in or team up with others.

Because of our players, we have several questions that all revolve around variant rules...

1: We're new to the game. Are there simpler introductory variants?

2: We love to roleplay. Are there variants with more character? (Your diplomat owns a plantation in BUR, you can't let that territory be captured!)

3: Once we learn the game, we'd like to explore more complexity. Are there advanced variants?

4: We like all kinds of settings. Are there sci-fi, contemporary, or other historical variants?

5: We like backstabbing. Are there variants with internal politics as well as external diplomacy?

6: We love moving lots of pieces around. Are there variants with more units? (yes, I realize this breusps tracking showbox speed test
aks the whole "support" concept if you can have five armies in one territory...)
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Re: What are the best alternative rules/maps?

Postby Strategus » 06 May 2021, 14:51

There are all sorts of variants. Look in the Play By Forum folder in the forum. But these all need a GM to manage orders, unless you can find a way to synchronise reveals.
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